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18 minutes - Get the Right Things Done

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Based on "18 Minutes" by Peter Bregman, 2 simple steps to Get the Right Things Done by focusing on the right things and making small changes to your Tasks & Calendar.

Based on "18 Minutes" by Peter Bregman, 2 simple steps to Get the Right Things Done by focusing on the right things and making small changes to your Tasks & Calendar.

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  • 1. 18 Minutes to Get the Right Things Done(what I try to follow from Peter Bregman’s book) Vishy Poosala @vishyp on twitter
  • 2. Who is this for?Are you busy much of the time?And yet you feel sometimes “where didthe time go?”And you still drop the ball on theimportant things that matter?
  • 3. 1. The Annual PlanIdentify the 4-5 items where you want to makethe most progress this yearUse your strengths, weaknesses, differences,and passion to guideE.g.: Publish a book More time with kids Double customer base Retain current customers
  • 4. 2. The Daily 18- minute Plan5 min: When you wake up, make today’s to-dolist (keeping your annual plan in mind) andschedule the tasks on your calendar my tweak: give a start date to tasks and filter-out tasks that start in the future1 min every hr: Set a beep to remind you topause, reflect on how the hour went, relaxthe mood, plan the next hr5min: At the end of day, check how the daywent, act on any small but key items missed
  • 5. 3. PausePause for a few seconds before amajor action or if things are goingtoo fast around youE.g., compose emails in offline mode;or use gmail’s 5-second undo feature
  • 6. 4. Don’t switch tasksThings get done better, quicker, andwith less stress if we FOCUS on onething at a time no emails while on conf call no blackberry at lunch meeting
  • 7. Please Read the Book!There are many more suggestions inthe “18 Minutes” book by PeterBergmanThe books also advises to Pick Oneand Act On it NowThese are the few Ones I picked @vishyp